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Ricardo Lara

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  • Taxpayer activists criticize California's purchase of new cars

    The state purchased $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars for legislators over the last 18 months, prompting criticism from taxpayer activists who call the vehicles unnecessary political perks given at a time when many Californians...
  • State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall

    State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall
    A California state senator is proposing to place a statue of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, which would make Ride the first woman to represent California and the first known gay person to be included in the...
  • Four ways to make black, brown and all lives matter

    Four ways to make black, brown and all lives matter
    Too many black men of my generation have been asleep at the switch. We haven't built on the successes of the civil rights movement to create a better America for our young sons and brothers, whose hardships are so evident after the tragedies in Ferguson,...
  • Licenses for migrant drivers means more will be insured — in theory

    Licenses for migrant drivers means more will be insured — in theory
    As thousands of immigrants who are in the country illegally queued up Friday to apply for a California driver's license, supporters of the controversial new law that made the licenses possible predicted a flood of new motorists in the automobile insurance...
  • Finally, UC gets budget attention

    Finally, UC gets budget attention
    There's nothing like a possible tuition increase at the University of California to stir things up. Students rush out to protest; regents and politicians, parents and professors engage in robust — sometimes enraged — debate. And finally, if...
  • Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system

    Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system
    Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its...
  • Lobbyist fined but Sen. Lara denies he was influenced by debt

    Lobbyist fined but Sen. Lara denies he was influenced by debt
    A state ethics panel voted Thursday to impose $5,000 in fines on Capitol lobbyist and campaign consultant Richie Ross for putting two legislators under personal obligation to him by not collecting campaign consulting fees they owed. Under a deal with...
  • California lawmakers set goals as new Legislature convenes

    California lawmakers set goals as new Legislature convenes
    The new legislative session officially began Monday, with lawmakers converging on the Capitol to take the oath of office and legislative leaders signaling that the proposed University of California tuition hikes will be a pivotal policy battle in the...
  • Lobbyist fined for failing to collect campaign fees from legislators

    Lobbyist fined for failing to collect campaign fees from legislators
    Capitol lobbyist Richie Ross has agreed to pay $5,000 in fines to the state ethics agency for not collecting campaign consulting fees from two lawmakers, thus improperly putting them under the personal obligation to a lobbyist, officials said Monday....
  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead by wife

    Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead by wife
    Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo died Tuesday after his wife, Levette, shot him several times during a domestic dispute, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. Crespo, 45, was shot about 2:30 p.m. at his home in the Vinas la Campana...
  • Gov. Brown approves legal help for minors in the country illegally

    Concerned about unaccompanied children from Central America who have surged into the U.S. illegally this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for them. More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from...